Rainbow Pouts - Raising Money For Liptember

Liptember 2018 – Donation Details

Rainbow Pouts are a group of Makeup Artists who have come together to raise funds for Liptember. Liptember is all about raising funds and awareness for women’s mental health issues in Australia. Each day every Makeup Artist will be sporting a very out there lippy. This is to be brave and get conversations rolling about women’s mental health. We’d love it if you followed our page and donated to this worthy cause.”

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Rainbow Pouts – Liptember Donation Page

Health Update

Hey everyone, I just wanted to let you know why over the next few months you may only be seeing the occasional post or video. If you have been around for a while you may know that I suffer from anxiety, depression and fibromyalgia as well as IBS. 

My anxiety has been horrible this year really up and down, its gotten to the point where I can have small triggers cause me to have a full on panic attack. My anxiety can trigger a whole lot of things with my health, it can cause depression, or more physical symptoms like chronic fatigue, joint & muscle pain or reflux, and IBS symptoms. I’m not going into detail because I don’t feel like you need to know the nitty-gritty. 

I recently started seeing a new psychologist so hopefully, that will help me deal with some issues and get to a more healthy place. At the moment I’m literally just taking it day by day. 

I have decided to just take things slow and not put pressure on myself to post. I’m even taking time out of social media because I was spending ridiculous amounts of time on there and found it was triggering my anxiety. I need to just take some time for my health.

I will probably still be posting on my blog occassional and maybe a video or two but like I said I’m just taking things easy.

Thank you to everyone who continues to follow me and read my blog, I’m really grateful, you have no idea how much it means to me. I hope that you will stick around and continue this journey with me.

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Halloween – My Favourite Scary & Halloween Movies | Life Of Dahlia

Hey everyone, as you know October is the spooky season so it’s the perfect time to watch your favourite scary and Halloween movies, today I wanted to share with you some of my favourites.

My Favourite Halloween Movies

  • Hocus Pocus.
  • Nightmare before Christmas.
  • Corpse Bride.
  • Beetle Juice.
  • Ghost Busters.
  • The Frighteners.
  • Dark Shadows.
  • Edward Scissorhands.
  • Harry Potter (any movie)
  • House on the Haunted Hill (original with Vincent Price.)
  • The Craft.
  • The Addams Family.
  • Casper.
  • Casper Meets Wendy.
  • Sleepy Hollow.
  • The Sixth Sense.
  • House of Wax (original with Vincent Price.)
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
  • Tales of Terror (with Vincent Price.)
  • The Raven (with Vincent Price.)
  • The Comedy of Terrors (with Vincent Price.)
  • The Abominable Dr. Phibes (with Vincent Price.)
  • Frankenstein. (original with Boris Karloff.)
  • Frankenstein’s Bride.
  • The Mummy (original with Boris Karloff.)
  • The Mummy (with ‎Brendan Fraser.)
  • The Invisible Man

  • Dracula (With Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves.)
  • Practical Magic
  • ET
  • The Haunted Mansion
  • League of extraordinary gentlemen

What’s you favourite Halloween movie?

I might just have to pick out some of the ones from this list to watch this month because why not, October means its totally acceptable for spooky attire and to watch some of your favourite Halloween movies.

I hope this post inspires you to watch some of your favourite spooky movies.

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Halloween – Cruelty-Free Special Effects Makeup Brands

Blackmilk Clothing Immortal Beauty Haul + Outfit Styling

Pastel Neon Skull Look


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Social Media Tips & Tricks - My Top 6 Apps For Editing Photos For Instagram | Life Of Dahlia

Social Media Tips & Tricks – My Top 6 Apps For Editing Photos For Instagram | Life Of Dahlia

Hey Everyone, today I’m sharing with you some of my favourite apps for scheduling and editing photos for Instagram. I was really inspired to try some new apps after watching Atleeey’s video on her How I Edit My Instagram Stories! , which you should go check out, she uses some really fun apps.

I’m including some of my favourites that I discovered from watching her video in today’s post as well as some others that I’ve discovered over the last few months and I’m really enjoying.

Apps for Editing & Scheduling Your Instagram

Scheduling & Instastories Apps

I bet most people didn’t know these kinds of apps existed well they actually do but unlike on your facebook page where you can schedule your posts prior and they go up by themselves, these work a little different or at least the one I have tried.

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Plann

(free with monthly paid options for extra features)

Plann allows you to play with your Instagram feeds, set a reminder to post and pre-write your captions, it also has basic editing features as well that allow you to transform, add filters, do basic adjustments, add stickers and text to your images.

When you go to share it simply takes you to the add photo feature of your Instagram page which you are logged into and copies your caption so you can streamline to post your photo.

This app has lots of features including preparing your instastories (which has the same editing features as the main feed), set up a posting strategy, view your best performing posts and find the best performing hashtags (you can also set templates for your favourite of best-performing hashtags.)

This app is free which includes basic features, but you have the option to subscribe to get extra features. There are different levels depending on what your needs are and the first option starts at under or around $10 a month.

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Unfold

(free with paid add-on’s)

Unfold is a great app this is one of the great apps I discovered from watching Atleeey’s video. This app allows you to pre-design your Instagram stories, you can feature photos or video which is great and all you have to do is pick from a template, add in your media and text and your all good to go.

It’s great for designing one page or a whole series of posts, at the end when you are ready to save you have the option of previewing and then saving one page or the whole story.

This app is free but has a few add-ons for additional templates, I love the basic ones that come free with the app or the film add-on templates that include polaroids and filmstrip style templates.

Apps for Editing Your Photos

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Facetune

(Free with ads)

Facetune is a great app for doing photoshop style editing on your device, you can really get in there and clean the photo up, well as best as you can on your phone anyway. It has features like smoothing out the skin, sharpening particular areas of your photo, removing red-eye and unwanted blemishes as well as defocusing the background just to name a few.

The only downside to this app is that it contains ads with no option to remove by a paid option at least as far as I can tell.

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Filterloop

(Free with ads & paid options)

Filterloop was also one I discovered from watching Atleeey’s video, This has a load of cool options like adding chroming effects to your images as well as tonnes of filters and textures. I think this is actually one of my favourite apps now I just love how I can add different filters and textures to my photos to give it that analogue look.

This app actually is available in two options, free with ads (fiterloop) & a paid option (filterloop pro) which has no ads. One thing to keep in mind also is that it does require downloading some of the filter and texture sets once you have downloaded the initial app, whether its the free or paid option. You can also download additional filters and textures through the store some are free and some have a cost associated with them.

Filterloop Pro Cost Under $3

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Afterlight

(free with in-app purchase options)

Afterlight is another great editing app, I found out about Afterlight through Kimberly Margarita’s IGTV Video on how she edits her photos. This one is free and gives you options to do basic editing adjustments like brightness, contrast, sharpening etc, as well as adding filters & textures. You can also crop and add frames to your images.

You can add additional frames and textures for a couple of dollars, I don’t believe this app has ads but I could be wrong.)

Quotes & Adding Text

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Wordswag

(Paid)

Wordswag is a really great app for adding text to your images, this again was also one of the apps featured in Atleeey’s video. I love this app for adding a watermark to my photos or creating quote images for my social media pages.

This app allows you to use stock images or use your own, you can crop for different ratios and select from font templates. Once you are in the app and ready to add your text you can type in your own or use one of the quote templates. You can also use the different font styles like I said as well as change the colour of your text and add a filter over your background images.

This is a really awesome app if you love sharing quotes with your branding style, You can even add your logo at the end or layer different text if you just want to type it in.

if you are really picky about what file type you like to use in the more button on your main screen you can pick from jpeg or png.

This app is a paid app it will only set you back between $5-8 (Aus) dollars.


I hope that you enjoyed this blog post and that it inspired you to go out and try some new things.

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5 Apps To Help Bloggers & Influencers Stay Organized – Why I’m Moving Away From Traditional Organization Methods

How To Create A Banner Using Canva

So You Have Created Your Blog, Now What. – Finding Blog Post Inspiration


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Credits – Screencaptures from Unfold Wordswag, Afterlight, Filterloop, Facetune & Plann.

I found out about Wordswag , Unfold & Filterloop from Atleeey’s HOW I EDIT MY INSTAGRAM STORIES! | FAVORITE EDITING APPS video.

I found out about Afterlight through Kimberly Margarita’s IGTV Video on how she edits her photos.

Original Cover Photo by Freepik.com, edited for cover by me

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Blackmilk Clothing Immortal Beauty Haul + Outfit Styling | Life Of Dahlia

Hey Fashion Lovers, today I’m back with a fashion related post but this one has a Halloween twist. Last month Blackmilk Clothing released there Halloween collection ‘Immortal Beauty’, I picked up two garments but there were so many to choose from that looked amazing it was really hard to choose.

I’ve gone a little crazy with my editing today I was just super inspired by the theme and colours in the garments that I had to add some red lighting and use my black backdrop to give some extra spooky vibes. I love how they came out especially the all red ones they just look awesome.

This time I picked up a skirt with a really cool cathedral print with stormy red skies (Demonised), both the pieces I grabbed were ‘limited’ release so I’m glad I got to grab one before it they were gone.

There were so many amazing pieces in this release with lots of darker themes, there were some really great prints with skeleton and skull prints, but the two I picked just stood out to me.

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Check out the website for a detailed look at these pieces and the others that were a part of this release, if you’re lucky you may still be able to pick something up.

I had thought about doing this post in September but I was so busy and I thought this would be perfect for my Halloween content, so I hope that you enjoy it.

The other piece I picked up was a tee style dress with ravens or crows all over it (depending on where you are from(A Murder Tee Dress), It has some red tones in it as well which was what I was also drawn to. I just love the details in both of these garments they are really unique and that certainly what I look for when purchasing clothes in general, I like something that’s going to add to my wardrobe.

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I try not to buy too many new clothes very often, I usually prefer buying second hand but there are just some things you can’t necessarily find in a second-hand store, so when I do purchase new clothes I make sure its something that will be in my wardrobe for a long time to come. I’m sure I’ve said that before, but with the high turn over of fast fashion clothes I think it’s important to think before purchasing. I certainly do think a lot before purchasing from Blackmilk, I love their clothes but they are expensive so when I want to purchase something I want to know that I will get a lot of wear out of it so that I’m not wasting my money.

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I’m just loving the stuff I picked up, I’ve probably worn that dress like every week since purchasing it, and that skirt is just beautiful and better yet has pockets, how many times have you worn a skirt or dress and feel like it would be better with pockets.


Did you pick up something from the Immortal Beauty collection? What did you get? Let me know in the comments.

Thank you for reading my blog post, I hope you’re enjoying my Halloween content, I can’t wait to share more with you very soon.

Until next time,

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Inexpensive Beauty & Makeup Organization + Video| Life Of Dahlia

Hey Beauty & Makeup Lovers, Today I want to share with you some inexpensive makeup storage ideas, I also have my first video where I talk about Inexpensive Beauty & Makeup Organization so go check that out. It’s my first video so I apologise in advance for the awkwardness. I’ll including all the links and some pictures of how I organize my makeup in this post.

As you might know, I did up my Beauty Room this year, one of the things I wanted to do for my makeover was to find some nice ways to store my makeup. I was so surprised to find out how expensive some of the storage options were out there, so I had to get creative, That’s where stores like Kmart & Target are great.

Draw Organizers: For Individual Products

I have a couple of different types of acrylic drawer organizers that I like to use and both are super inexpensive. I recently picked up two cosmetic organizers from The Reject Shop, they were $8 each (pictured above left) and have different sized compartments, I keep one on my vanity to put my project pan and everyday items in and keep the other one in a draw for my face powders, bronzer, blushes etc.

You can purchase this organizer at your local Reject Shop or find similar ones below:

Kmart Australia also has some great draw organizers in their kitchen section, they come in lots of different sizes and are only a few dollars each.

Letter Holders: For Eyeshadow & Face Palettes

My main struggle has been to find a way to display my palettes, I recently found out that Kmart has these great inexpensive letter holders. I saw on Its Mandy Moo’s Instagram where she featured them in one of her Instagram stories and knew this was what I had been looking for so I had to check them out at my local Kmart.

You can pick them up for $4 each and they come in a few different colours, I’ll link them below:

Cups or Jars: For Brushes, Lipsticks and Eyeliners

I love using cup, jars, pots or vases to store my lipsticks, eyeliners, mascaras and makeup brush. They come in lots of different shapes and sizes and you can pick them up from Kmart, Target or your local discount shop (reject shop, cheap as chips etc)

Here are some similar ones:

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Candy Jars: Lip Balms, Single Eyeshadows & Pigments, etc

I love using candy jars to store my makeup sponges, lip balms, mini lipstick and single eyeshadows or pigments, they look great and it also gives me a place to store them.

I’ve listed a few similar ones below:

Acrylic Draw Sets: For Capsule Collection or Everyday Items

These are similar to what I showed in the video, I’ve had mine for a long time so they don’t stock the ones I have anymore but Target.com.au have the ones pictured above that are quite similar, the drawer set is pretty much identical. These are great if you have a capsule collection or are an average makeup user, meaning you only use your most loved items and don’t have more than you need.

I’ll include links to the above items:


Thank you for checking out my post & video, I hope that this has been helpful and given you some ideas on what you can use to display and organize your makeup collection. If you have any questions feel free to leave them below and I will try my best to answer them.

If you have a quick minute before you go, check out my YouTube Channel and subscribe, hopefully, I’ll be posting some more content there pretty soon.

Until next time,

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First Impressions The BH Cosmetics Zodiac Eyeshadow Palette

Favourite Makeup Base Products


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Image Credits: Kmart Australia: File Holder BlackFile Holder Whitelarge wide clear drawer organizer. Target Australia: Plastic 4 drawer organiserPlastic Cosmetics Organiser

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